Donna Vinci Jacket
Posted on Friday, May 15th
Description of Garment:
Navy Blue Knitted Jacket w/ Metallic Studs (Pailettes)
Manufacturer: Donna Vinci
Care Label Instructions: "Dryclean Only"
Problem: This jacket is trimmed with metallic studs that are affixed to the fabric with an adhesive binder. When drycleaned in perchloroethylene, the adhesive dissolved, resulting in a loss of the trimming.
Responsibility: The manufacturer's. This jacket failed when drycleaned according to the care label instructions. This was due to the solubility (in perchloroethylene) of the adhesive binder.
Drycleaner: Explain the potential serviceability issues to the customer. Since this jacket may prove to be unserviceable when processed by the care label instructions, a signed release of liability should be obtained prior to it's acceptance for processing. Although we have no data as to the serviceability of this garment in alternate solvents, the temperatures produced during the reclamation process in any solvent type may adversely affect the adhesive binder.
Recommendation: If this jacket fails when drycleaned according to the care label structions, it should be returned to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange.
The NCA's Garment Analysis Laboratory examines thousands of garments every year for serviceability and FTC care labeling accuracy. The featured garment is a recurring item received for evaluation. We have included the name or trade name of the fabric, the manufacturer, the RN number, if available, and a brief description of the problem.
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